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Society 5.0

The big societal transformation plan for a better human life




First introduced at 2011's Hannover Fair, "Industry 4.0" was officially presented by Germany and soon became a tag that every industrialized society wants to attach itself to. On the basis of Industry 4.0, Japan raised the concept "Society 5.0" in 2016, which is a technology-based and human-centered society.

According to the Japanese government, Society 5.0 represents the 5th form of society in our human history, chronologically following hunting, farming, industry, and information. It is described as the "Super Smart Society" where people can resolve various social challenges by incorporating innovations such as AI, robots and big data into society. Browse the curated collection of articles and FreeBook below from now until 31 January 2021.

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FreeBook: Sustainable Cities

This FreeBook is a curated selection of sampler chapters in Environment, Sustainability and Urban Planning about the move towards a smart and sustainable city.

Sustainable Development Goals

In support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Taylor & Francis have launched a platform (SDGO) with over 12,000 relevant digital content, themed around the SDGs. We also have selected free-to-access resources based on the Goal of the Month.

For Society 5.0, the selected articles and books tie in with Goal 17, which aims to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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Browse from over 2180 journals and over 12,000 e-books in the fields of social science, humanities, science, technology, engineering and medicine for your research purposes.